FAA Fact Book: Explore Commercial Space Data
WASHINGTON — Which state has the most commercial space launches? What launch site is the busiest? How many companies are licensed to conduct launch and reentry operations? You can find answers to all these questions and more by exploring the interactive commercial space data section of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fact Book.
The commercial space industry is growing rapidly. For example, the number of FAA-licensed launches increased from just one in 2011 to a record 79 in 2022. The FAA ensures these space operations are safe for the public and are efficiently integrated into the national airspace system.
As the space economy continues to expand with new research, business and space tourism opportunities, more commercial rockets will launch from across the U.S. These missions will carry payloads and humans above, around and beyond the Earth.
Check out the FAA data to learn more about current trends in commercial space transportation and the future for this exciting segment of the aerospace industry.
Official news published at https://www.faa.gov/newsroom/faa-fact-book-explore-commercial-space-data